Victorian or Edwardian pair of Silver Desert Cutlery Pieces with Mother-of-Pearl Handles
1890; Birmingham, England
Silver (925/1000) and mother-of-pearl
Approximate size: 7.5 (l) x 1 (w) x .15 (d) inches
Active in Birmingham, England, Henry Pope was a prolific producer of small works in silver, notably silver vestas (or match boxes), small pendants and brooches. His works were often eloquently engraved with patterns and foliage or floral motifs. The present pair features a patterned mélange of leaves engraved on their handles.
Condition commensurate with age. Minor use and wear to silverware and case.